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Set in mid-1970s India, a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement: panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight.
This is a definite 5star book. One of the best books I have ever read. I'm fascinated with books set in India and read every one I can find. This is without a doubt the best. Read morePublished 20 days ago by C. Hopkins
Shares times of love and happiness with moments of understated violence. Very well written and an easy read in spite of its length.Published 2 months ago by John W Hook
This is one of the best books I have ever read.
I read it again for the second time, this doesn't happen often that I read a book twice
I enjoyed it as much as the... Read more
While I normally prefer not to read sad books (and let me tell you; this is sad), Rohinton Mistry is such a master wordsmith and captures raw human behaviour and emotion so well... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cove MacDonald
The book describes life in India in the Indira Ghandi years. it is stark and so real that I sometimes found it difficult to read because of the inhumanity of people towards each... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cy Charney